Saturday, 23 March 2013

RT601 - Adventurers - ExTech, Hero

Hello,  Today's miniatures are more from the classic RT601 - Adventurers range, we have the ExTech and the Hero. On their slotta mounts it reads Tech Adept and Feral Hero why GW didn't put this on the listings is a mystery as both sound better.

I enjoyed painting the ExTech, he carries an early flamer which looks similar to those carried in the Aliens movies so I imagine the miniature designer had Aliens in mind when he/she scuplted the miniature.

ExTech (Tech Adept)

The Hero reminds me of a John Carter of Mars, a Techno Barbarian who cares nothing for armour and relies on agility and dexterity to stay alive, he is wearing a loin cloth showing that he is either quite fashion conscious and accessorizing or that he is covering up his ballet tights.

Hero (Feral Hero)


I must point out both wear goggles which was a must for RT 1st Edition equipment, watch out for those blind grenades!

I have listened to several audio books this week while painting.

Isaac Asimov - The Foundation Trilogy by the BBC Radiophonic workshop with a very well known cast of UK actors playing the characters, I highly recommend this, it was about my 10th listen. You can see where many of the W40k concepts came from here.

Isaac Asimov - The Gods Themselves, this was a weird one not sure I will listen to it again.

Triplanetary by Doc E. E. Smith, I highly recommend this one two, a brilliant Sci-Fi story with plenty of history tied in.

My Realm of Chaos miniatures are coming on and i will have more Beastmen pictures to post hopefully tomorrow.

Enjoy
J

4 comments:

  1. Great reading list!

    Loved the Foundation stuff when I found them in the 90s, must revisit. The Gods themselves is not in the same league narrative-wise but it is frighteningly prescient, it contains some physics theory that would be cutting edge today. Possibly influenced a couple of Dredd stories too. I have missed Triplanetary so I will grab that on your recommendation, thanks.

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  2. thanks Paul, yeah Dredd was dripping in references to classic Sci-Fi, the audio books are the only way I seem to be able to introduce this material to my 16 year old son, books are just not part of an average kids world, big shame really. If i listen to anything else I'll let you know, going to try out some W40k audio books soon to see how they rate against the classics
    J

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    1. Not sure what they put in the school dinners post 1994 but the teenagers in my family all have the attention span of pot-smoking goldfish.

      My mate is addicted to the GW audio books and burns then all for me, I have listened to (or attempted to listen to) them all to date. About 50% are utter trash and the rest are somewhere between satisfactory and guilty pleasure on the entertainment scale. At GWs prices I would recommend reading online reviews carefully before purchasing them second hand and burning them onto a memory stick so you can re-eBay the disc and mitigate the cost further as my chum does.

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    2. thanks paul, if you have any recommedations on the warhammer/40k audio books I would be happy to hear from you
      J

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